At USF there is a long lasting Orthodox Christian fellowship group on Campus and we hope to begin another chapter at SPC in St. Petersburg. Our goal is gather our College Students together to discuss and improve in the areas of leadership training, high school to college transition, and college to parish transition through new and innovative programs as well as partnerships with other organizations in the Orthodox world. Our OCF program will offer an environment for students interested in deeper spiritual experiences. Every year, Real Break, College Conference, and similar events are hosted to enrich the spiritual lives of students These programs stand apart as premier service and educational opportunities available to any college student. Most importantly, OCF continues to provide a home for students on college campuses across the continent.
Ministry Audience: College Students
Leader: Charlie Hambos (USF) and Rev. Fr. Sampson N. Kasapakis (SPC)
Orthodoxy on Tap brings together individuals interested in sharing open dialogue and discussion about issues, challenges, and hot topics in our world and church today. Most importantly, Orthodoxy on Tap is a gathering of friends who come to share in the cup of growth and togetherness …Thirsty?
Ministry Audience: Ages 21-35 (if venue allows, 18-20 are welcome)
Leader: Fr. Sampson N. Kasapakis and Fr. Andrew Pavlakos (NPR)
Our parishioners have their own jobs, businesses, and careers that they work hard at during the week and this ministry gives all of us an opportunity to support one another by connecting our businesses and shopping locally in Pensacola,FL. It also allows for us to support one another mentally by checking in with one another about how each persons work life is going.
Ministry Audience: All Adults in a workplace.
Leader: TBD (If interested, Contact Fr. Sampson)